WH New

William H. New, OC, FRSC, is a literary critic, editor, anthologist, poet, and children’s writer. 

Born: Vancouver, British Columbia, 1938.  Married, two children. 

Education: B.Ed., Geography and English (1961), University of British Columbia; M.A., English (1963), University of British Columbia; Ph.D., English (1966) University of Leeds, dissertation on the twentieth-century Bildungsroman. 

Teaching career: English Department, University of British Columbia (1965-2003), with specialization in Canadian and Commonwealth/Postcolonial Literatures; named University Killam Professor in 2001; Brenda and David McLean Chair in Canadian Studies, UBC (1995-97); current position: University Killam Professor Emeritus.